Repsol YPF, S.A.
, ( ) is an integrated Spanish
company with operations in 29 countries. The bulk of its assets
are located in Spain and Argentina, as a result of the 1999 takeover of Argentine energy firm YPF by the
Spanish conglomerate Repsol S.A. within the
controversial privatisations by president Carlos Menem.
It is now the 15th largest
petroleum refining company according to the Fortune Global 500
list, employing over
36,000 people worldwide.
In May 2006 Repsol announced it was planning to float between 15%
and 20% of YPF's shares on the Buenos Aires Stock
Repsol also partners with Honda
to compete in MotoGP
under Repsol Honda
- 2008 list of largest petroleum companies by